Psalm 143:8

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.
Psalm 143:8

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Deep Calls to Deep

When life overwhelms, when things seem far too big for our smallness, when our hearts cry out from the depths of whatever it may be...fear, sadness, anguish, mourning...our hearts cry from the very depths of our being.  Pounding, pouring, roaring deep.

David cries out like this...

Psalm 42:5-8
Why, my soul, are you downcast?
Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
for I will yet praise him,
my Savior and my God.

6 My soul is downcast within me;
therefore I will remember you
from the land of the Jordan,
the heights of Hermon —from Mount Mizar.
7 Deep calls to deep
in the roar of your waterfalls;
all your waves and breakers
have swept over me.

8 By day the Lord directs his love,
at night his song is with me—
a prayer to the God of my life.

David reminds himself that even in his depression, his hope belongs to God.  His praise goes to God. He might not "feel" God right now...but he remembers how it feels when God is with him and reminds himself that even when it feels that God is far away, or quiet...He is still there.  Singing over him.  

Deep answering deep.  God hears those cries from our hearts and His heart answers.  Giving peace, giving strength, directing His love towards us...rejoicing over us with singing. 

Zephaniah 3:17
17 The Lord your God is with you,
the Mighty Warrior who saves.
He will take great delight in you;
in his love he will no longer rebuke you,
but will rejoice over you with singing.

Put your hope in God, praise Him, live your life for Him.  He is with you, He saves you, He takes delight in you and rejoices over you with singing.  Close your eyes, draw close to Him...listen to His song for you...deep answering deep....

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